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I have an issue with getting more spin on my serves. I do manage to serve short with the ball bouncing twice, or even low. There is some spin on the ball, even decent spin sometimes, but often imho not enough. My goal is to make the ball stop on the receiving half, and make the ball spin back towards the net. Currently I struggle with making the ball stop on the table.
I am a right hander and use the pendulum serve. I modify it a bit for backspin. Right now I even use the wrist as much as I can. So much that the handle hits my forearm on the action, even hurts a bit. This however does not help too much with getting more spin.
I try to get an even finer contact, but not sure if this is the way to go? When it gets very fine, I feel like the racket is "passing" under the ball without gaining more spin :(
Focus on the angle of your racket. Tilt your racket back more and more. Often players feel like they are tilting their racket back but in fact as they approach the ball their angle flattens out. It is a good idea to video your serve, even on your phone and then take a look at the angle at the point of impact.
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